April 30 - May 3, 2015 | Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa | Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA

APSA 2015

View the APSA 2015 Final Program

With APSA President Michael Klein's focus on workforce issues, there are bound to be interesting speakers and presentations emphasizing the future of our field. Educational and scientific sessions, poster presentations, plus special presentations and the exhibit hall will showcase the latest techniques, advances, trends and equipment for pediatric surgery.

Read the Preliminary Program for presentation titles, authors and much more.

Register On Site in Fort Lauderdale

Pre-registration for the APSA 46th Annual Meeting closed on April 14, 2015, however, you may register on site. To register, visit the APSA registration desk, located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer on the 3rd floor of the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, during the following times:

Wednesday, April 29 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 30 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 1 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 2 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 3 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Program Highlights

In addition to the scientific and poster sessions (view the Preliminary Program for details); plan to include the following in your APSA 2015 schedule:

  • Education Day – kick off the meeting with an intense day of special sessions
  • Keynote Speakers
    • Jay & Margie Grosfeld Lecture
      "Insights into the Pathogenesis of Necrotizing Enterocolitis: The Role of the Intestinal Microbiota"
      Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, Vice President & Surgeon-in-Chief, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
    • Robert E. Gross Lecture
      "Biomaterials and Biotechnology: from the Discovery of the First Angiogenesis Inhibitors to the Development of Controlled Drug Delivery Systems and the Foundation of Tissue Engineering"
      Robert S. Langer,ScD, David H. Koch Institute Professor, MIT
    • International Guest Lecture
      "Hirschsprung’s Disease: a Bridge for Science and Surgery"
      Paul K.H. Tam, MBBS, ChM, Li Shu Pu Professor In Surgery & Chair Professor of Pediatric Surgery, The University of Hong Kong
    • Journal of Pediatric Surgery Lecture
      "All Adults Once Were Children"
      Robert W. Block, MD, Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, Tulsa
    • Presidential Address
      "The Surgeon and the Child"
      Michael D. Klein, MD, Arvin I. Philippart MD Endowed Chair of Pediatric Surgical Research Professor of Surgery, Children's Hospital of Michigan
  • NEW! Learning Center –  in lieu of hands-on simulation courses, APSA will offer a Learning Center. Stop by any time the Exhibit Hall is open and talk to experts and try your hand at minimally invasive techniques for pediatric surgery. Special presentations are planned during the meeting breaks.
  • NEW! Workforce Abstracts – A special session devoted to the workforce issues that are a hot topic in pediatric surgery
  • NEW! Town Hall Meeting – Attend the Annual Business Meeting and the Town Hall Meeting to voice your opinions on the direction and future of your profession
  • NEW! Residents Meeting – An opportunity for residents and student who have not yet started in pediatric surgical fellowships to network and gain expert advice on the application process what it's like working in various types of practice


Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline August 11 - September 26, 2014
Registration Early December 2014
Early Registration Deadline March 5, 2015
Hotel Reservation Deadline March 14, 2015
Advance Registration Deadline April 14, 2015

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The American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This live CME activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

CME Credit for Session Participation
APSA designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Credit for Session Participation
Attendees earn maintenance of certification (MOC) credits for session attendance. As with general meeting CME credits, attendees will be able to claim their credits online via the APSA website after the meeting.